Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania. The city is located 480 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam, 1120 meters above sea level. Dodoma has about 214,000 residents (2012), and was designated a new capital in 1974.
The relocation of government functions from Dar-es-Salaam began in the early 1980s and was scheduled to be completed by 2005, but some offices are still (2007) still in Dar-es-Salam. Dodoma is a trade center for agricultural products (peanuts, corn, rice, beans, coffee tea, wheat and more). Something light industry.